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smoking_cessation_orange_countyFreshstart Classes - FREE

The Orange County Health Department offers FREE Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) patches, gum, and lozenges to those who live or work in Orange County and enroll in our free, Freshstart group support classes. Quitting tobacco use alone can be tough. You can increase your chances of quitting for good by getting support and NRT. Supply is limited so call today!

To qualify, you must:

  • Be 18 or Older
  • Complete intake and follow-up surveys
  • Live or Work in Orange County
  • Commit to a Quit Date
  • Attend Freshstart series

Classes meet one hour per week for four sessions

Day & Time:                   Tuesday evenings or Wednesday during the day
Location:                        Classes are offered in Hillsborough and Chapel Hill
Frequency:                     Classes generally occur every quarter.

Call now to find out when the next class starts and to register for the FREE class and Nicotine Replacement Therapy. We will consider offering classes offsite for groups of five or more people who are interested.

Contact: 919-245-2480 or

More Smoking Cessation Resources

  • Orange County smoking Cessation Resource Guidecessation banner from guide_Page_1
  • FREE - Nicotine Replacement Therapy
  • NC Quitline - QuitlineNC provides free cessation services to any N.C. resident who needs help quitting tobacco use, and Orange County residents may be eligible for free nicotine patches, gum or lozenges through the Quitline. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) or
    1-855-Dejelo-Ya (1-855-335-3569); TTY: 1-877-777-6543, or register online
  • The American Cancer Society's Guide to Quit Smoking - Information on everything from the reasons to quit smoking, to social acceptance issues, to tips and strategies.

Benefits of Quitting

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